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The cut crease eye makeup trend is hard to master, but worth the challenge.


Joshua R. Waller | Interrobang | Lifestyles | March 20th, 2017




One of the biggest eye makeup trends, especially on Instagram, is the super sharp, cut crease eye.

This look can be glamourous and creates a precise eye focus that is sure to turn heads. However, this is one of the hardest eye makeup looks to pull off, especially if you haven’t practised it before.

Another word of caution, the cut crease doesn’t work the best with all eye shapes as well; those who have hooded eyelids or really deep-set eyes could face some challenges establishing this look.

The first thing you are going to want to do is make sure the skin around your eyes is really hydrated, without using an overly oily eye cream. Gels work the best for this look.

Then you are going to want to apply an eye primer, as this will make the eyeshadow last longer and appear more pigmented. Smashbox’s Photo Finish Lid Primer, Urban Decay’s Potion Primer or Artdeco’s Eyeshadow Base are all excellent primers.

Next, take a dark brown or black kohl eyeliner and draw a smooth line, outlining the crease on your eyelid. This is the tricky part; blend the outer part of the eyeliner upwards, without getting any of the pigment on your mobile eyelid. As you blend, make sure you are still leaving a defined line against your crease, as this is what gives the “cut” or sharp look. Blend complimentary greys or lighter browns on top of the blended eyeliner to give a smokey effect. Then apply a white, shimmer or matte, eyeshadow right on the brow bone for a pop of highlight.

When it comes to your mobile eyelid, you have some creative freedom to choose whatever colour you would like, as long as it is lighter than the shadows you used to create a smokey effect. If you really want to glam up the look, use a glitter to create high contrast and shine.

After you have applied your lid colour, you will want to define your eye with a liner. Since this look is sharp, the best product to use is a liquid liner and to apply it in a winged style. Avoid using any smudgy eyeliners as this will take away from the overall look.

The last step is to apply some false lashes, the fuller the better, and then finish off with one or two coats of waterproof mascara. Voila! You have achieved a cut crease makeup look.

While these instructions may seem pretty straight forward, this look will probably take a lot of practise before you can fully achieve the look you are going for. But don’t lose hope because once you have it down pat, this look is sure to impress.